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Products > Agave 'Parracolorata'
 
Agave 'Parracolorata' - Cabbage Mescal Ceniza
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Parentage: (A. parrasana x A. colorata)
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Agave 'Parracolorata' A very attractive agave with a 2 foot tall rosette of upright silvery-gray leaves that prominently display, on the outwardly exposed surfaces, the bud imprints left by the leaves below. Plant in full sun with little irrigation required. Ultimate hardiness not known but not damaged by any frosts we have experiences and likely hardy to around 15 F. This plant was a selection we made in 2012 from plants grown from seed collected by Brian Kemble from Agave parrasana that he hand pollinated with pollen from Agave colorata in the spring of 2007. All the resulting seedlings were Intermediate between the species - more open than typical Agave parrasana with thinner darker leaves than typical A. colorata. This clone was selected and named by us in 2015 because of its very strong attractive bud imprinting.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Agave 'Parracolorata'.
 
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